You only need apples, cinnamon, and a lemon. We use a variety of apples. It is a little early in the season for many of the apples, so this time we used Granny Smith and Fuji. We had some cinnamon sticks, so I threw a couple of those in. Regular cinnamon works just as well! I forgot to grab the lemon, but we had lemon juice, so I used that. If I buy a lemon, I also peel some shreds of the peel and throw that in too. It gives it a great flavor!
|Peel the apples (have the kids help!)|
|Carefully cut into pieces. The smaller the pieces, the quicker they cook.|
Now, it is just time to wait! Turn on the crockpot and enjoy the smell. I have found that Crock Pots vary a LOT, so basically, it is ready when it is the consistency you want. If you like a chunkier applesauce, cook it a little less. There are many times when I put it together while working on dinner and turn it on low overnight.